About Us

It’s taken over 10 years, but Mount View Sport Horses in Tauranga¬† have now achieved what we first set out to do – To breed horses in New Zealand that can compete successfully internationally in the Northern Hemispere. And now with our premium selection of breeding mares, we are poised to continue producing world class sport horses in New Zealand.


Mount View Sport Horses Ltd (MVSH) is situated on the outskirts of Tauranga in the Bay of Plenty. The stud sits in the foothills overlooking Tauranga harbour and Mount Maunganui and is owned and operated by the Keddell family.

The stud was established in 2002 by Richard and Wendy Keddell.

To begin our quality breeding program we imported 6 horses from Europe, which included four broodmares and two stallions. Four of these horses were imported from VDL Stud in Holland, one of those being our resident stallion Senator VDL.

Knowing how important well bred mares are to a breeding program, we have continued to source mares from top families with top performance horses.

We have imported a further group of premium Holsteiner mares from LVP Stables, Belgium, which specialises in breeding Holsteiner horses.